STS 17th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference

Event dates
Virtual Conference

Abstract Submission and Registration Are Now Open! See Below for Details.

The goal of the 3-day virtual event is to enhance your knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Delivered through an online platform, the conference will offer over 18 hours of accredited education and include interactive live sessions at scheduled times and recorded programs that you can watch at your convenience. New for 2020, sessions dedicated to COVID-19 and disaster management will give participants the chance to learn from and contribute to the experiences of leading centers in optimizing preoperative and postoperative care to improve outcomes. Each day of the 2020 meeting is dedicated to a single topic*:

  • Thursday, September 24 – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Friday, September 25 – COVID-19/Disaster Management
  • Saturday, September 26 – Hot Topics in CVT Critical Care

*Subject to change. A full agenda with speakers and session times will be available in the coming weeks.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Summarize the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT perioperative and critical care, as well as ERAS to improve patient outcomes
  • Describe the latest protocols to provide safe and effective ERAS, cardiac critical care, and disaster/pandemic management
  • Explain the importance of the interdisciplinary team in providing optimal patient-centered care for cardiac surgery patients

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    Submit an Abstract
    STS is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters. Submissions are due on Monday, August 17 at 3:00 p.m. CT

    The virtual meeting will include short, dynamic, and interactive presentations paired with panel discussions, case-based scenarios, and original scientific abstracts. Health professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures will share their knowledge. Leading international experts will present new and exciting concepts, technologies, management protocols, and clinical experiences in their respective disciplines. Plus, you can review e-posters, take part in special networking events, and “meet” with industry representatives in the virtual exhibit hall. Registration is open, and STS members receive a discounted rate!

      Member Non-Member
    Physician  $250 $350
    Allied Health $150 $200
    Resident $100 $150

    You’ll need your STS Member ID to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation is not the same as STS membership (e.g., Active or Associate Membership). Your 6-digit STS Member ID is not your site or Database participant ID. For help with your STS Member ID, please contact Member Services.

    Continuing Education Credits
    STS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for this course. STS is also seeking approval to provide nursing and perfusion credits.

    Ethical MedTech Compliance
    This conference has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is PROVISIONALLY COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


      • Registration: Amy Cacich, Senior Coordinator, Meetings and Conventions, at
      • Abstract Submission and Program: Michele Rush, Senior Manager for Education, at